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Like Kiss before them, only to the tune of nine band members, instead of four, Slipknot adopted frightening disguises to infuse their already overpowering music with additional layers of theatrical excess. Emerging out of the unlikely rock star breeding grounds of Des Moines, Iowa during the middle 1990s, Slipknot signed to Roadrunner Records and leveraged a shockingly abrasive eponymous album with show-stealing Ozzfest performances (both in 1999) to state there case for stardom. Initially seen as one of the key bands in the nu-metal movement, Slipknot successfully transcended the style when it fell out of commercial favor and went on to enjoy prolonged success into the third millennium, thanks to a punishing global touring regimen and subsequent albums like 2001’s ‘Iowa,’ 2004’s ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), and 2008’s ‘All Hope is Gone.’ Two year later tragedy struck when band founder and bassist Paul Gray succumbed to a drug overdose, and another key founding member, drummer Joey Jordison, parted ways with the group in December of 2013, but Slipknot have continued on, releasing the new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ in 2014.

 
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Roadrunner Records

7 Years Ago: Slipknot Release ‘All Hope is Gone’

On Aug. 26, 2008, Slipknot issued their final album with the late Paul Gray, 'All Hope Is Gone.'

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire (2) / Charles Epting, Loudwire

Slipknot Bringing Knotfest to Mexico With Megadeth, Lamb of God + More

Knotfest will make its Mexican debut in December with Slipknot joined by Megadeth, Lamb of God and more.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Heavy Montreal 2015, Day 3: Slipknot, Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine + Within Temptation

The last day of Heavy Montreal 2015 pulled no punches as fans packed Parc Jean Drapeau.

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Corey Taylor
YouTube

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Talks Knotfest Expansion, Offers ‘VMan’ Health Update

Could Knotfest expand to a traveling festival? Corey Taylor addresses that in a new interview.

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Loudwire

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

We sat down one of the most enigmatic members of the nine known as Slipknot to prove and disprove what's written about him on Wikipedia.

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Roadrunner

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Vman’ + Jay Weinberg Are ‘With’ the Band, Not ‘In’ the Band

Slipknot's Corey Taylor clarifies the status of bassist Alessandro 'Vman' Venturella and drummer Jay Weinberg.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Corey Taylor: Slipknot Hope To Make Their Own ‘Purple Rain’ or ‘The Wall’

Slipknot's Corey Taylor says he and his bandmates are keen to make a conceptual record that ties in a film.

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Ollie Millington, Getty Images

The Dangers of Slipknot’s Stage Presented by Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan – Exclusive Video

We met up with Slipknot percussionist Shawn 'Clown' Crahan and he gave us an exclusive tour of the many dangers surrounding the band's show.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: Pop Music Is ‘Insulting’

Corey Taylor has plenty to say on pop music, including some special advice he gives his own kids when it comes to musical suggestions.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]

Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.

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